Wednesday, June 9, 2010

stART - The Very Lonely Firefly

A story + Art = A great stART!!!
For this week's project we read The Very Lonely Firefly by Eric Carle and did A shape Firefly.... I thought it would be great color/shape/follow directions review as well as a cute project.... Ryleigh's favorite part of the story is the end...where the fireflies all light up...

The Firefly is made up entirely by shapes of different color: Hearts, Oval, Circles, Rectangles, Triangle, Stars...I chose different colors to represent the color style found in most Eric Carle books....
Putting on the wings...(small hearts ontop of bigger hearts)...
Putting on the body (oval)...
Putting on the light-up part..(triangle)...
I had them also add a yellow circle sticker for the actual light...
Putting on the eyes (circles)...

Putting the felt legs on (rectangles)...
Putting on stars...because fireflies are out at night...
Our finished firefly...
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24 comments:

Stacy said...

What a cute craft! We also love this book!

An Almost Unschooling Mom said...

Very nice craft! It looks like you got some textural elements in there, too.

Playing by the book said...

A lovely craft - and great to do something collage-y after an eric carle book!

Lindsay said...

Love this book and what a perfect craft to go along with it!!

Christianne @ Little Page Turners said...

They turned out great. Don't you love shape crafts?

redtedart said...

How cute! Didnt she do a FABULOUS job!!

Kim said...

These turned out SO good. I love that they are made out of shapes! Thanks for the great idea!

Wonder Mom said...

Ship-shape fun!

Brimful Curiosities said...

We spotted our first firefly of the season this week. It did look a little lonely...beautiful and colorful craft!

littlewondersdays said...

I love this craft. It turned out so cute and such a great learning one too. We did a firefly hunt last week. I'll have to remember your project for our next firefly evening.

JDaniel4's Mom said...

The stars were a great idea. I love the shapes you were able to use.

Raising a Happy Child said...

It's one of a few Carle books that we haven't read yet, and the finished project looks awesome. Anna quite enjoys directional art when she is in the mood for art at all :)

Jenny said...

We love how it lights up, too. That's a great art project.

Charlene said...

I loe Eric Carle books...almost picked this one up at the library yesterday.

Cute firefly, great idea to use shapes to mak it.

SmallWorld at Home said...

Such a cute project! Eric Carle books always make me want to do collages!

Ticia said...

What a cute craft! I bet my kids would love this.

MelissaAggie98 said...

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Elizabeth said...

So cute! This will be a great idea for me to use next week! Thank you for sharing. So glad I stumbled upon your blog. I am now "following" your blog

An Almost Unschooling Mom said...

This was a fun one! We need to do more shape crafts.

Wonder Mom said...

Oooo- I remember this one- i definitely need to to add this to the list since we will be studying the letter "I" next week..."I" IS for "I"nsect!

JDaniel4's Mom said...

This is a great way to review shapes. The final product is so cute. Happy New Year!